Travelling to the United States? Read this first
By Simon Duncan on August 17, 2018
The United States is an incredible place to travel. But with so much to see and do, the biggest problem can be simply running out of time. Here are a few things to know if you’re considering travelling to the United States:
Purchase tickets in Advance
If you’re travelling in the high season, one of the best things you can do is purchase your tickets in advance. This means a little bit of pre-planning, as you’ll need to know what you’d like to do and see before you arrive. Some of the best shows in Vegas are sold out early, so you’ll want to book these well in advance. The same is true if you’re planning to travel in Florida- with Orlando park tickets you can avoid queueing. This can save you an hour or longer in the high season, which simply makes sense- especially if you’re travelling with kids.
Make it a road trip
There are thousands of interesting towns and scenic sites throughout the United States, but if you’re flying from city to city it’s easy to miss these. If you have enough time, consider hiring a car so you can get a little off the beaten path and see things you would otherwise miss if you were flying.
The US is made for road trips, and there are many different itineraries based on how long you’ll be travelling for, the sites you’d like to see, and the weather you’d like to enjoy.
Take travel insurance
We all know that the healthcare situation in the United States isn’t exactly ideal. If you’re visiting for any length of time, it’s imperative that you have travel insurance during your trip. No one ever believes that anything will happen to them, but you never know when you’ll come down with a bout of severe food poisoning, get appendicitis, or break a bone. There’s nothing worse than being too scared to see a health professional because you simply can’t afford it.
Travel insurance isn’t just imperative for medical reasons. Airlines in the United States aren’t exactly known for their excellent customer service. If you miss a flight, lose your baggage or misplace your passport, travel insurance can be a light at the end of the tunnel and can ensure you’re reimbursed for all of your expenses.
Have you travelled to the United States recently? What are your top tips for travellers?